Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Customer-oriented versatile manager with over ten years of successful experience in mergers acquisitions and new new venture investing. Strengths in M&A, finance, and investments backed by $100B of deals assessed and involvement in $12B of transactions executed. Adaptable analytical thinker, practiced at cultivating relationships with diverse range of clients and stakeholders across the globe.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • New Business Development
  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Commercial & Customer Awareness
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Strategic Communication
  • Financial Reporting & Accounting
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Work History
09/2017 to Current
M&A Corporate Development Manager William Backus Hospital Meriden, CT,
  • Lead and support origination, evaluation, and execution of wide range of transactions ranging from $100M to $10B in value, including mergers and acquisitions and new ventures. Supervise modeling of transactions, including new business units, joint ventures, M&A, purchase and sale transactions . Evaluate risk and negotiate transactions, consult on pricing and structuring of deals. Manage workstreams of deal teams supplying highest quality work across multiple projects.
  • Prepare board and executive-level reporting and materials on tight timelines. Finalize presentations and interface with investment counterparties and potential partners.
  • Function as Senior Manager on appointed deals accountable for conducting quality control and directing modeling on transactions. Direct, mentor, and guide junior staff to ensure high quality work product under tight timelines and delivery of business objectives.
  • Coordinate work product with legal, tax, accounting, and other stakeholders. Collaborate with senior leaders to generate new ideas working across departments to further new business initiatives and manage existing ones.
  • Created collaborative relationships with stakeholders of over twenty cross-functional teams, consistently fostering productive teamwork to build consensus and solve complex business issues.
  • Influenced closing of seven transactions estimated near $2B.
  • Recognized business acumen and analytical skills, named acquisitions and divestitures subject matter expert (SME) consulting, and establishing best practices.
  • Provided leadership and empowered team of advisors in due diligence and evaluation, leading to closing of $470M of contracts contributing to country-level strategic initiative to ensure compliance with new regulations.
  • Shaped $380M divestment creating $60M of cash returns by questioning existing views and designing market-centered business cases addressing needs of prospective buyers.
09/2015 to 09/2017
M&A Corporate Development Sr. Economist Royal Dutch Shell City, STATE,
  • Supervised evaluation of strategic initiatives including M&A and new ventures, co-operating in commercial due diligence and execution of $500M of transactions.
  • Directed financial analysis, financial modeling, cash flow and comparable valuations, risk assessment and mitigation of high-profile projects.
  • Consulted and presented directly to counterparties and business leaders.
  • Partook in negotiations of transactions up to $2B.
  • Designed improved risk analysis process replicated in five complex projects streamlining quantification of complex data to quickly synthesize insights for decision-making on investments of $2B to $10B.
  • Communicated actionable insights and assisted renegotiation of existing agreements leading to $110M+ of savings.
  • Motivated $200M of savings by taking initiative to launch research uncovering misinterpretation of existing cost-of-service contract and synthesizing proper analysis resulting in 85% reduction in fees.
01/2012 to 09/2015
Senior Business Developer, Corporate Development Repsol City, STATE,
  • Directed deal teams in the origination, evaluation, and execution of M&A and new ventures transactions. Created collaborative relationships with cross -functional teams, internal and external stakeholders. Liaised with investment banks, private equity, industry groups. Mentored, trained, and coached staff.
  • Influenced workstreams related to closing of three transactions estimated at $10B.
  • Directed team of 5 in screening, evaluation, and recommendation efforts across over 80+ acquisition targets informing decision-making of $8B corporate acquisition.
  • Campaigned for Mexico's energy reform by serving as consultant to policymakers and managing strategic relationships with industry groups shaping vision for new regulatory framework.
  • Shaped $2B of asset acquisitions and closing of two joint ventures.
10/2009 to 12/2011
Senior Strategic Planning Analyst Repsol City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with management to create operating models and launch regional strategic plans. Implemented and maintained best practice processes. Synthesized complex business issues and communicated insights.
  • Launched operating models, designed financial models outlining discounted cash flow valuation coordinating across cross-functional teams to evaluate five complex acquisitions and two exploration bid processes.
  • Instrumental in $1B+ acquisition exploration assets positioning company for on of largest onshore oil discovery in US over past three decades.
Expected in 05/2009
MBA: Finance and accounting
Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business - Houston, TX,
Expected in 05/XXX
Bachelor of Arts: Economics
The University of Texas At Austin - Austin, TX,
Additional Information
  • CFA® charterholder, CFA Institute
  • Multilingual fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English

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  • Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
  • The University of Texas At Austin

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